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West Africa Anonymous,
Senufo Standing Female Figure, c. 1950-1975
Wood
37 13/16 in. x 7 in. x 8 in. (96.04 cm x 17.78 cm x 20.32 cm)


Object Type: Sculpture
Technique: Carving
Creation Place: Africa, Senufo
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Wagner
Accession Number: 75.8.32


Commentary
Old number: 5535.

Dimensions
The top portion (head and torso) measures 37 13/16 x 7 x 8 inches.
The legs measure 18 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 9 inches.

Marks
"5535" painted on the bottom of the base.

Medium
Carved wood, heavy and of yellowish tone. Raffia collar.

Object Description
Tall, thin, feamle figure with a raffia collar. She has pointed breasts, a carved headdress, and lines carved around her navel. She has extremely long arms, and is slightly bent at the knees. The figure stands on a base, and had paint applied to it at one time, which is now barely discernable. The facial features are finely carved.

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